NELSON MULLINS: Higher Education Attorney Daniel Cohen joins Nelson Mullins in Atlanta

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jan 9, 2019

Nelson Mullins issued the following announcement on Jan. 8.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough announced today that Dan Cohen has joined the Firm as a partner in the Atlanta office. Cohen will serve as the leader of the Firm’s Higher Education practice.

Cohen, who joins from Baker Donelson where he led the Higher Education team, brings decades of experience working with educational institutions and their athletics departments.

“We are very pleased to have Dan join our team,” said education practice leader Glenn Brock. “While we have a very comprehensive practice, Dan’s higher education and Title IX experience expands our offering to clients. In addition, I think the size of our team and the ancillary practices that support our team will be of great benefit to Dan’s clients.”

Cohen focuses his practice on Title IX compliance strategies and litigation, especially in regard to college athletic programs and sexual misconduct matters. His work involves Title IX audits and compliance reviews, developing strategic planning initiatives, and representing schools in investigations, litigation, and appeals.

Interviewed as a "gender equity expert" by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cohen has counseled and represented universities in Title IX matters in every Power Five conference as well as top public research institutions in ten states. He also represents institutions in Title IX litigation and is a Special Assistant Attorney General in two states, representing their public universities in Title IX matters.

“The Nelson Mullins education team is quite expansive and has great depth and experience to help Higher Education institutions with all of their various legal needs,” said Cohen. “I have long admired the Firm and I am excited to join such an amazing group of people. From the standards set by former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Rileyto the outstanding lawyers here today in Atlanta and across the Firm’s 25 offices, Nelson Mullins has developed an education practice that is trusted by schools across the country.”

Nelson Mullins’ education law practice includes more than 50 attorneys and policy advisors with deep industry experience in the comprehensive needs of K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, and education service providers. The team includes a former U.S. Secretary of Education and Governor of South Carolina, former U.S. Department of Education leaders, and teachers, professors, and trustees of higher education institutions. The firm-affiliated EducationCounsel LLC is a mission-based education consulting firm that combines experience in policy, strategy, law, and advocacy to drive significant improvements in the U.S. education system.

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